Parent and child work with the instructor
through songs and games in a fun, family
environment to learn:
• back floats
• submersions (not forced)
• intro to breathing and more!
Comfort in the water, mouth and nose bubbles, assisted glides and assisted back floats, kick development and wall bobs
A Dolphin child must be ready to move through the water with their face in.
In the Dolphin curriculum we work on the following:
Front and back floats and glides, independent rollovers, kicking technique,
jumping bobs and jump bob to swim, junior stroke with pop-up breathing and other safety strategies!
Class takes place in our Warm Water Pool until the class is comfortable enough to work in the Competition Pool. If you are fearful of getting into a deep pool or cannot swim 50 yards freestyle, this is the place for you. In this group lesson you will learn:
Class takes place in the Competition Pool. Students continue to work on improving endurance and technique with an emphasis on body balance. In this group you will learn:
This class is for individuals who already feel comfortable in the Competition Pool, have some basic swimming skills and want to swim with confidence for fitness, fun, and/or with UVAC’s Master’s program. In this group lesson you will:
Our UVAC Swim School provides children the opportunity to learn how to swim safely and efficiently while having fun. Through a six level progression children will learn:
Level 1 is for beginner swimmers. In this level we teach students how to develop a comfortable air exchange through nose bubbles while also learning body positions that will make swimming easier and more efficient. Level 1 swimmers focus on:
Prerequisite: 10 relaxed independent wall bobs
Level 2 includes floats, glides and the beginning of a proper kick. Level 2 swimmers focus on:
Prerequisites: Independent front and back floats, independent rollover to back float, independent front and back glides.
Level 3 swimmers work on developing the streamline body position while learning to flutter kick on the front and back along with body movement around the transverse plane for dolphin kick. Level 3 swimmers focus on:
Prerequisites: Front glide streamline kicking 15′ and back glide streamline kicking 15′
Level 4 we teach the essential parts of the crawl stroke: how to hold the head for side breathing, how the hand enters the water, how the arm recovers with a high elbow. We begin the process of putting these components together in preparation for swimming in the competition pool for extended distances. Level 4 swimmers focus on:
Prerequisites: Hand lead crawl stroke with rotary breathing 25′
Level 5/6 is taught in the competition pool* and designed to improve swimmers in freestyle, back stroke and when ready adding breast stroke and butterfly. Swimmers will work on perfecting technique, endurance and if desired readiness for swim team. (*for the 2020/21 season some time slots will be taught using lanes in the warm water pool and then rotating through the comp pool for diving drills)
Level 5 swimmers focus on:
Level 6 swimmers continue with focus on: